The Turkish president says that giving up the Russian missile defence system would be an interference in Turkey's sovereignty rights but is open to buying the US's Patriot missile defence system as well.
The controversy the US has raised surrounding Turkey’s strategic procurement of the long-range missile system isn’t about NATO’s security, but competition.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking at the Aspen Institute's annual security forum in the United States, said he was concerned at Turkey's expulsion from the F-35 programme.
Former Pakistan intelligence head General Ehsanul Haq and former deputy chief of Indian Air Force Kapil Kak say US defence missiles are no match to tested Russian defence system. Washington has warned Turkey and India against buying S-400s.
Speaking at a news conference with his Polish and Romanian counterparts, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey is taking the utmost care to ensure that the S-400 system is under full Turkish control.
In Washington, the message for Turkey seems to be to choose either the S-400 missile system or the NATO alliance. For Turkey, however, it’s not a binary, both are necessary for security
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Ankara received a 'positive response' from the US regarding the Patriot sale, which was initiated two years ago.
The American public and the rest of the world have been sold the myth that the Patriot missile system is effective, and top of it's tier. Here's where this was proven wrong.
A report in a major publication alleges that Turkey is considering granting US defence companies access to Russian military know-how as part of its deal to buy the Patriot missile system from the US. Is this even a feasible scenario?
Saudi-owned satellite news channel Al Arabiya airs footage showing a Patriot missile. meant to intercept incoming missiles, exploding seconds after being launched.
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